Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC)

Under Section 38 of the Emergency Management Act 2005, a local government is required to establish one or more Local Emergency Management Committees (LEMCs) for the local government's district.

The LEMC is to be managed and chaired by the local government with representation from the City, organisations and agencies that play a key role in emergency management within their local district.

The functions of an LEMC, in relation to its district or the area for which it is established, are:

  • to advise and assist the local government in ensuring that Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMAs) are established for its district
  • to liaise with public authorities and other persons in the development, review and testing of the LEMA and
  • to carry out other emergency management activities as directed by the SEMC or prescribed by the regulations.

The City of Rockingham has an active Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) comprising representatives from the City, local police, Parks and Wildlife, Department of Health, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Red Cross, Fire and Rescue Services and State Emergency Services to ensure the safety of our community.

 

Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMAs)

Under Section 41 of the Emergency Management Act 2005, a local government is to ensure that emergency management arrangements are in place for that local government's district.

LEMAs are developed to provide a community-focused, coordinated approach to the management of all potential emergencies within a local government area.

For further information please visit the Office for Emergency Management.